HAPPY EASTER! I love Easter so much! Today sets our God apart from all others. He’s not dead, He’s not gone, He’s ALIVE! Buddha, Mohammed, and all the rest of these “gods” don’t hold a candle to Jesus.
Church was great this weekend! People flooded in the doors to hear about the resurrection of Jesus. What else matters?
We decided to do three back to back services with very little room in between. It was a risk of being chaotic, but it all flowed very smoothly.
The worship team knocked it out of the park! They truly honored Jesus with their music, their hearts, and their lives. One of them said to me after three services, “I love this place so much.” That’s pretty awesome to give all that you have and be glad you did. I think we honor Jesus most when we serve Him alongside others in love.
The kids of North Creek got blessed with sidewalk chalk and goodie bags! Thank you to our Wednesday work team that assembled them all. Lots of smiling faces as the kids got an amazing lesson about Jesus and then a gift as well. Thanks Kim, Vanessa, Rachael, and the FLEET of workers in our classes and nursery!
One of my favorite moments of the morning was watching Josiah haul in a life-sized, balloon-stuffed mummy Jesus in to the church…OK. Why not?
A huge shout out to Ron Steinmann and Tiffany for planting flowers and pulling weeds so that our church looked pretty for Easter.
Our services were full of new guests who blessed us with their visit. I was swimming in a sea of names and although I usually do pretty well on the first introduction, I’m quite sure I’ll need another try next time! We had about 100 more people than normal, so it was a lot to remember in a very short amount of time.
Speaking of short amount of time…we had three services in three 1/2 hours. Seriously NUTS. And yet, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised how evenly they divided and we didn’t get flooded at any service. The 10:15 was pretty close to running out of chairs, but we skated through!
I have some inspiring stories for our 19 Cents of Faith Movement that I’ll share this week. Tear jerkers! It’s time to give. Let’s get this done!
We are partnering with the Red Cross to help the families displaced by the Hazel Dell Apartment fire. Awesome to watch our church give and care.
It’s an honor to serve God.
And last, but not least: People heard about a Savior today and were given the chance to know HIM. Make that everyday, not just Easter!
What a blessing this will be… reminds me of: (NASB)James 5:1-3, 5-6
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you.  Your riches have rotted and your garments have become moth-eaten.  Your gold and your silver have rusted; and their rust will be a witness against you and will consume your flesh like fire. It is in the last days that you have stored up your treasure!  You have lived luxuriously on the earth and led a life of wanton pleasure; you have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter.  You have condemned and put to death the righteous man; he does not resist you.